February
17th 2009
And There Ain’t Gonna Be No Magical Money Tree at Today’s Rally Either

Posted under Denver & Education Politics & Federal Government & Independence Institute & Parents

I have to go back to school today, so I’ll miss the big rally at the State Capitol today:

President Obama is flying his corporate jet to Denver to sign a bill putting my children into debt. I want to give him a proper Mile High welcome. The Independence Institute, along with Americans for Prosperity and other groups promoting sanity, are organizing a protest tomorrow, Tuesday, at noon at the west steps of the state capitol, and I hope you’ll be there.

We’ll have over-sized checks you can sign to show your family’s $30,000 commitment to the bill. I’ll be joined by Michelle Malkin, Mike Coffman, Bob Beauprez, Jim Pfaff from AFP and many others.

My parents said they want to make a statement and sign one of those checks. Thirty thousand bucks is a lot of money, you know. Can you imagine how many Legos or Matchbox cars that would buy? Seriously. And my family doesn’t get to pick the $30,000 off the magical money tree any more than the federal government gets to do so with the hundreds of billions of dollars they’re borrowing and spending.

And, sorry to say, there won’t be a magical money tree at today’s rally either. But you can stand up and exercise your democratic rights.

But just because I can’t go to this event in the next couple hours doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make it. Stand up and make your voice heard for the kids in my generation who will be paying the bills forever.

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8 Responses to “And There Ain’t Gonna Be No Magical Money Tree at Today’s Rally Either”

  1. jane willis on 17 Feb 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Thank you sooo much for going to the science museum today in protest of this signing. We the people have to take our country back and not allow the liberals to make us into a socialist country. God Bless You for all you are doing.
    Thank You, Jane Willis

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